This evening's concert is a piano music journey through the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, and the programme will include works by, among others, Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Boccherini.
Parents can sit back and become absorbed in the music, and younger listeners can benefit from Nika's lively introduction to each piece, encouraging members of the audience - young and old - to engage with, explore and be inspired by different aspects and emotions of the classical repertoire.
As a pianist and an artist, Nika is fascinated by the connection between the two forms and will bring her own work to complement the music being played. For children it is a means of bringing the tunes to life, and demonstrates the live, symbiotic relationship between music and art.
Please bring with you paper and coloured pencils so that your children can draw while they listen to the music.
Dress code: smart
Nika Shirocorad was born in St. Petersburg into a family of well-known artists and won her first serious piano prize at the age of 6. A truly modern and multicultural pianist, she went on to study at the National Conservatory in Russia, the Chisinau Academy, the Chopin Conservatory in Poland and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, among others. She has won numerous prestigious competitions all over the world, notably the Janet Duff Greet Prize awarded by the Royal Academy of Music in 2010, and she is a regular on the international concert circuit. Her recent appearances include performances at the Cannes Film Festival, a Japan Tour and a solo recital for the Manchester Midday Concert Series at the Bridgewater Hall. An active visual artist, Nika's work is displayed in numerous private and public collections.